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Nov 21, 2012 11:35pm PST
we've got reports tonight from israel and cairo. and christiane amanpour has an exclusive interview with a defiant hamas leader. >> is it useful to kill civilians? is that useful to you? >>> and women of a certain age, seeking much younger men. extreme cougar wives looking for love and more, if they can find the right cub. >>> plus, fryer beware. there's a wrong way to do it. a very wrong way. so, tonight, my co-anchor bill weir with a "nightline" holiday tradition. his sorta safe step-by-step guide to deep frying your thanksgiving turkey. >> it's foolproof. gobble gobble, everybody. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 21st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, the guns of gaza and israel have gone silent, for now. a hard won and desperately fragile cease-fire is in place, on paper, between israel and palestinians have been schilling each other for days and threatening a wider, bloodier war. in gaza tonight, celebrations as israel agreed to end air stri
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Nov 16, 2012 11:35pm PST
coming up next, rockets light up the sky between israel and gaza as families on both sides hug their kids a little tighter. abc's christiane amanpour has the latest. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d... well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that strengthen medicare and... social security for generations to come. we can do
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
talks of a possible cease-fire, the air war between hamas and israel is continuing. so let's get right to it. we have alex marquardt in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem, and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going there on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and a consistent launching of rockets by these palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incessantly. just a short while ago, a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were woken up by this barrage of artillery fire coming from the navy ship just offshore, the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt and turkey are working
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
also weighing in for the first time. >>> surprise attack. israel kills a top commander of hamas. the strike caught on tape. and now, deadly retaliation overnight. we're live in jerusalem. >>> drink danger. the wildly popular pick-me-up, 5-hour energy, now linked to the deaths of 13 people. what you need to know. >>> and it is tough to take it this hour. why hitting that snooze button turns out to be a really bad idea. >>> good morning, everyone. we have new details this morning on the sex scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. we've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. we'll see. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, is under investigation for sto
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Nov 16, 2012 1:40am PST
again. israel and palestinians in gaza are lobbing hundred of rockets at each other. >> it is a war that threatens to pull at its neighbors and possibly the united states as well. abc's global affairs anchor christieian amanpour is in jerusalem where you can imagine tensions are extremely high. >> reporter: after days of tit-for-tat attacks between israel and palestinians in gaza, the israeli military stepped up, operating pillar of defense. its first target was al jabari, a military chief if hamas. israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children. including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc who asked, what did my son do to die like this? the hamas leader vowed revenge telling reporters, israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have plan in place, and they will regret what they did. and hamas made good on
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Nov 15, 2012 11:35pm PST
holy land. the last time there was this kind of violence was four years ago when israel conducted an air and ground invasion of gaza, it lasted three weeks and left more than 1,000 people dead. after days of tit for tat attacks between israelis and palestinians, the israeli military stepped up, launching what they call operation pillar of defense. its first target was a military chief for hamas. the islamic political party that governs the gaza strip, which israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children, including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc, who asked, "what did my son do to die like this?" this morning, ah ha has leader vowed revenge, telling reporters, "israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have a plan in place and they will regret what they did." and hamas made good on that threat, launching
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Nov 19, 2012 11:35pm PST
of us need the peace, what kind of peace we need? this is a question. >> reporter: israel is ready escalate their operation dubbed pillar of defense, if a deal cannot be reached. israeli tanks and troops massing along the border for days and the army called up 40,000 reservists. >> israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: today, hamas said the ball is in israel's court. "i say we are not against a truce," hahamas's top leader sa "because we did not start the war." until the carnage continues, more than 100 people killed in gaza, half zicivilians. the deadly take on the dead will day, nine killed from a single family and mother and her four children. today, the bodies of the family were taken from the morgue for burial. emotions are extremely high. the death of so many innocents infuriated gaza, for most here there is no speaking about a cease-fire. with all of the children and innocents being killed do you want hamas to keep firing at iz raelt -- israel. >> what did they do? we ask them to retaliate for the massacres. they say human
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Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid and unwavering. that is why we believe it is essential to de-escalate the situation in gaza. the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: the secretary of state now in the eye of this deadly storm with breakneck meetings of all the major players in jerusalem, cairo and gaza. all day rumors of peace flew, so did the rockets and the leaflets. israel dropping thousands of them warning some 200,000 gazans to flee homes that could be bombed, and they fled with mattresses and luggage piled high on donkey carts and rickshaws as israel cratered entire blocks tonight. 1 million palestinians remain in harm's way. and anger soaring in the west bank where palestinians tossed stones protesting the raids, battling israeli troops. we just have to get back into our cab here because we got tear gassed. the clash is spilling over right into the checkpoint here betwe
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Nov 21, 2012 1:40am PST
that. if not, i am sure you understand israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> strong words once again from israel. clinton has indicated it could take some time to finally iron out an agreement after now more than a week of fighting. in case you're wondering, some of the numbers associated with this too. 130 palestinians, militants, and civilians have been killed in gaza. gaza militants have fired more than 1,400 rockets at southern israeli communities. 800 of them exploded inside israel. that is according to the military. meanwhile israel says its military has hit more than 1,500 targets inside gaza. all the talk yesterday, an alleged truce, didn't come to pass. the fire fight continued in big numbers. >> really you are going to hear the white house and white house officials, state department, secretary of state clinton, everybody referring to this now as no longer a cease-fire, but a de-escalation. what does that mean? they don't want to characterize what is going to happen. hillary clinton said the focus on a durable outcome -- that pro
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Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
between israel and hamas. >> the israelies began a campaign on wednesday after months of rocket attacks by hamas into israel. the violence left hundreds dead. abc 7 news mark matthews is live right now where supporters of both sides are demonstrating again, outside of the israeli consulate. mark? >> this rain brought 250 behind me. tonight boy say maybe 50 or 0 tops ear in front of the clonsit calling on rail to end their military strikes in gaza. and again, on the other side of the street we're seeing pro israel democrat strailtors. i'd say maybe two dozen calling on palestinians to stop shooting rockets into israel. >> the group shows several rockets being fired towards israel. hamas fighters launched 500 in the past six days including 75 today. families inntg1÷ israel have ben forced into shelters.. >> it's very scary. we can't go to school.y[.6 >> and air strikes are taking their toll on the ground in gaza. strikes destroyed buildings. the death toll reached 100. this mother lost her 2-year-old and 4-year-old in gaza city saying i'm in shock, i don't believe it. for the second day
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Nov 18, 2012 7:00am PST
east be heading for a cease-fire? this as israel's iron dome missile defense system intercepts a rocket targeting tel aviv. >>> the search for a killer. who would attack dolphins, some of this planet's most adorable and intriguing animals? after a gruesome discovery on the beach, police are now on the hunt. >>> mall madness. black friday is almost here. what big sales should you snatch up, and what should you leave on the shelf for a better deal later? and we'll tell you one way workers are getting ready for the hordes of shoppers. >>> and start your engines. bianna, ron, ginger and i take the nascar challenge racing some of the fastest cars on earth. yesterday we showed you the warm-up. this morning, the winner. >>> hey, good morning, everybody. i don't want to give anything away, but we do have the results of an exclusive abc internet poll. who do you think won the big "gma" nascar race? bianna golodryga, sorry to tell you this, only 13%. >> that's cold. >> i'm not far ahead of you. dan harris at 18%. ron claiborne clocking in at 29%, and our big winner, according to public sen
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Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
the air, the holy city of jerusalem, under fire. images like these coming in from israel all day. dramatic pictures of families huddled in concrete pipes for safety. the world watching right now and asking, is the region even closer to the brink of war? we'll talk to abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour on the ground in jerusalem. but first, we go right to the gaza strip, where abc's alex marquardt is in the heat of the fight tonight. alex? >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, there are 20,000 israeli reservists who have been called up. tanks and troops are amassing along the border, not far from here, preparing for a possible ground invasion. missiles and rockets have been flying back and forth. there has been no letup in this deadly escalation. sirens today in one of the most sacred cities in the world. jerusalem, a target for the first time in this battle. a rocket fell ten miles short. no one was hurt. in tel aviv, israelis ran for cover. in all, more than 550 rockets have now been launched at israel, leaving three dead. the military says a third have been in
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Nov 22, 2012 1:40am PST
. >>> but first right now, the truce between israel and hamas appears to be hold are for now. there have been no significant attacks in the hours since the first agreement was announced. >> but the basic holt tilt between the two enemies remains there. abc's mark greenblatt joins us. >> reporter: good morning. just hours after the cease-fire went in effect, the israeli defense forces have announced they've tracked five more rockets going from israel into gaza, a sign of just how fragile the situation over there remains. in gaza, celebratory gunfire and cars honking their horns as a cease-fire takes in effect between israel and hamas. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold the rocket attacks. >> reporter: just hours before, a bomb tore through this bus in tel aviv, as secretary of state hillary clinton worked frantically with the egyptian foreign minister to broker a truce. both sides claim a tenuous hold as a victory. israeli president benjamin netanyahu thanks the leader him for the stakes leading up to the truce. supporting israel's right
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
than 100 rockets into israel overnight and israel retaliated. two homes in gaza destroy, killing four, wounding 42. coming up, katie marzullo will tell us about the peace deal world leaders are trying to gauche >> man arrested at oakland international airport for allegedly carrying bomb making materials will be in court today. 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann of southern california was taken into custody thursday night. he a watch with fuses, switches and wires, layers of insoles inside boots which were two sizes too big he told investigators he's an artist and he was carrying artwork his lawyer give a statement he said in part, ex-centric artists behave he can -- eccentric artists behave eccentricly. >>> the battle to bring war -- jurors to san francisco is expected to get new reinforcements restaurant and hotel workers are expected to join in support of the proposed new arena. the proposal includes new hotel built across from the arena. last week the board of supervisors voted the one billion dollar project is financially feasible. the resolution is set to come before the full board
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
declared today a national holiday. and says israel is inevitably destined for defeat. with more, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is live in jerusalem. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, brandi. we saw the cease-fire agreement yesterday that was mediated, brokered and announced by the egyptians. we saw the egyptian foreign minister announce that late last night that a cease-fire will take hold. that both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. now, we saw the other major player in these negotiations, the united states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. we're about -- over 13 hours, now, into the cease-fire agreement. and it seems to be holding. but having
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
of state clinton is taking as violence escalates between gaza and israel. >>> welcome back. thought i would show you sprinkles in the south bay around milpitas towards alum rock heading down towards it looks like center road back towards campbell, los gatos. a little wet weather for your neighborhoods, more impressive san francisco, south san francisco towards berkeley, alameda towards richmond across the bridge towards san rafael, larkspur up 101 to novato, 37 to american canyon getting wet now, as is 29 and 128 in the north bay. throughout the day the bulk of the light rain will fall in the north bay drizzle around most of the bay will become scattered more widespread rain north to south through the evening and overnight tomorrow afternoon gone and dry for thanksgiving. >>> peninsula fatal accident with caltrain at charleston avenue station, major delays throughout the system of caltrain northbound and southbound directions are stopped. we are getting word southbound at redwood city may be reopening, they will be getting single tracking shortly that has not happened yet. the first
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Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
expect it coming up. >>> the death toll is climbing as there are more rocket attacks between israel and the gaza strip. air raid sirens warned of more than a hundred rockets launched from gaza. more than 81 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. coming up at 11 oocht 30, -- 11:30, why there is growing concern of a ground attack. >> he is there and the first u.s. leader ever to visit the southeast asian country with a history of authoritarian rule and ethnic violence. the president is meeting with the add vaw set and later will meet with the country's president and prime minister in a show for recent democratic reforms. an east bay community gathered to mourn the anniversary of a local marine's death. he was just 19 years old when he was killed in afghanistan. a memorial to joshua has been established in danville at the veterans building. community support has helped joshua's parents get through a very difficult year. >> the community have gone over and above with what i think is normal in supporting us, loving us and showing fundraisers and letting us now how they have
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
today. at the same time israel's prime minister netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. his chief of staff has ordered troops to step up the pace of the raids in gaza. israel has launched more than 1,000 missiles, killing at least 84 palestinians. israel has massed armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. israel has opened a crossing allowing several trucks with medical supplies to enter. gaza hospitals are running low. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> former head of the cia david petraeus has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him handle his sex scan
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Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
and was this latest skirmish a warm-up for israel's showdown with iran. >>> and here at home it's time to work on the fiscal cliff. can both sides strike a bargain before everyone's tacks go up. we'll cover that with our headliners. senators dick durbin and lindsey graham. plus our powerhouse roundtable. matthew dowd, joe klein, ruth marcus, david sanger of "the new york times" and peggy noonan of "the wall street journal." >>> then ben affleck. >> you saw your parents killed? >> with war breaking out in congo, he's here live on what can be done to stop the fighting. >>> and -- >> i'm jonathan karl, i'm going to show you how this clipper will bring bipartisanship to washington. >>> hello, again. you just saw one small step for bipartisanship, is there more to come in washington? congress is back to work this week. top priority, a deal to block those automatic spending cuts and tax increases now set for january 1st, and some smart money is starting to bet that the president and congress will find a way to avoid that fiscal cliff. stocks up this week in anticipation of a deal with t
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
talks between hamas and israel. so, there's a lot behind closed doors. there's a concerted effort to end this conflict diplomatically, rather than escalating the violence. rob and paula, back to you. >> lama, israel says they're prepared to invade and use a ground game. are they still ready to do so? >> reporter: oh, absolutely. we've been seeing tens of thousands of israeli troops and tanks, massing at the border. they say they are ready to go in, once they get the green light, if they get the green light, that is. but what we do know this, the israeli cabinet had a lengthy meeting, a four-hour meeting overnight, they were not going to ground operations just yet. but the aim of their operation, which is called center of defense, is aim of that is to stop the rockets flying from hamas and gaza, and heading towards southern israeli cities, like ashkelon and ashdod. so, that is the aim. if that does not stop. prime minister benjamin netanyahu made it clear they are ready to go in for a ground incursion in gaza. rob and paula? >> many feel that hamas would be overmatched at that poin
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
a month. open enrollment ends december 7th. so call today or visit your local walgreens. >>> israel and hamas nowhere close to a peace agreement. israel hit key targets for a sixth day. the israeli campaign began after months of rocket attacks by hamas into israel. a senior militant is now among 111 fool stinins killed. hamas fighters launched nearly 100 rockets into israel today. bj sides say they're open to aip solution and are prepared for further escalation. >> navy s.e.a.l.s have been recorded -- regard as heroes. the number of people posing as navy s.e.a.l.s have soared. >> one such imposter was tracked down. this is a story you broke last night. >> misguided soul trying to impress people but to the family members of those who tied it's important. they call it stolen valor. the members of the s.e.a.l.s launch a raid kaling -- killing osama bin laden, head shots fired from boat to boat. they have sparked a surge in the number of imposters.. >> s.e.a.l.s are the number one targeted group for imposters. >> don is a real retired navy >>1er densesmoor claiming to ae a veteran with
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
out of the mideast. real fear this afternoon an all-out war between israel and hamas. israeli ground troops massing for what appears to be a ground offensive into the gaza strip that follows hamas' rocket attacks deep into israel some landing in suburban tel aviv. unconfirmed reports of three israel -- israeli casualties. 15 casualties, including civilians following yesterday's air strike that killed hamas' top military commander. >>> meteorologist mike nicco, keeping a close eye on that rain coming our way soon. >> just about five more hours of daylight and dry weather, to get youries finished before the rain when it comes it is going to come in waves and it is going to be here all weekend. we'll try to give you a timetable and how much you are going to get. >>> also, the investigation into whether 5 hour energy drinks are dangerous, even deadly for some. >>> hostess says it is not kidding, why the company is vowing to shutdown in three hours and >>> there is a new health alert about the popular energy drink 5 hour energy. federal officials say the ding a factor in at least 1
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
israel and the palestinians in the gaza strip, u.s. navy positioning three ships on the remote chance that american citizens might need to be evacuate israel. there's a steady stream of rocket fire between israel and gaza. israel says it is ready to escalate operations if a deal cannot be reached. it has been an amassing force along the border for days. missiles killed 113 in gaza, almost half civilians. more than 700 rockets landed in israel, three killed there. >>> president obama met today with china's top leaders on the sidelines of the summit. the president says the u.s.-china relationship is cooperative and instructive and important there are clear rules for trade and investment. >>> the pacific northwest is taking a pounding from a storm that mike says is heading our way, oregon and washington are dealing with flash flooding, power outages and property damage from winds, rain and snow, an elk hunter died when a tree snapped and fell on to his tent this morning at least 5,000 homes and businesses don't have power down from 50,000. how is this affecting one of the busiest travel
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Nov 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
dead. our team, right there inside gaza. while inside israel tonight, that dome knocking rockets from the sky as sirens roar over tel aviv. tonight, the turning point. will israel send troops in? will there be a truce? christiane amanpour in jerusalem. >>> back home, the first images of the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. paula broadwell, out with her husband, arm in arm. now under greater scrutiny as investigators search her computers for secrets. >>> it's here. the christmas shopping season about to begin. and tonight, inside the battle plan for black friday. the $78 flat screen? the deals they hope catch your eye. >>> and backstage. 40 years ago tonight, america's oldest teenager with that brand new idea, turning a stage over to the next generation. >>> good evening on this sunday night. and as we come on the air this evening, the situation in the middle east reaching a tipping point. will there be all-out war between the israelis and hamas in gaza? or will frantic, behind-the-scenes negotiations, talks in neighboring egypt, help bring an 11th-hour truce? on the g
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Nov 20, 2012 1:40am PST
israel spent another night in fear. we'll have the latest on the demands to end the brutal fighting there. >>> also this half hour, teenagers obsessed with their bodies. why some will stop at nothing to get pumped up and ripped up. the warning signs and advice for parents, however, before it's too late. i mean you always -- it's good to see teen ablers are really taking afternoon investment in their bodies and working out. but some of the o'things they're doing to get the bodies are worrisome. >> people go to extremes. nothing in the extreme is good. the story clearly will point >>. nothing in the extreme is good. the story clearly will point that out. stay tuned for that. >>> then later he won a long list of award at the big amas over the weekend and now justin bieber is getting more attention because of his love life and the scene that he made in public. we'll have the scoop coming up in "the skinny." >> uh-huh. >>> but first a frightening new twist this morning in the deadly blast that leveled a neighborhood in indianapolis. >> authorities now believe the explosion that killed tw
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
wailing across southern israel and tel aviv right now. palestinian rockets targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the developments there. >>> and we also have the latest on the millionaire software titan on the run. police could be closing in on him right now. and abc news has learned, he may never have left his house. we have the exclusive photo showing the bunker where he may have been hiding out. >>> and get ready to meet the heaviest triplets in the world. little sidney, elliott, and jensen. all the details on the big delivery and how mom got ready for their birth. it was a big one. such a nice story. >>> we have a lot to get to. we want to get to the deadly and horrifying crash in texas. federal officials are heading to texas to join investigators probing why a freight train slammed right into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. clayton sandell has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
, investigating a bay area oyster farm. >> new uncertainty over death and taxes. >>> tonight israel and hamas claiming victory the cease fire deal. palestinians flooded streets of gaza city to celebrate the agreement brokered by egypt and the united states. under the deal hamas stop firing rockets into israel and israelies have abried to open border crossings into gaza. secretary of state clinton says the cease fire is an important first step. >> people of the region deserve the chance to live free from fear, and violence. and today's agreement is a step in the right direction we should build on. >> abc 7 news spoke with a palestinian doctor in gaza that is with the middle east children alliance, a group helping children traumatized by violence. >> in five minutes from my home to my office, i could see destruction and the i can see the zried homes. the worst part of this, of the after tack against gaza ais the affect on the children. and they have been this time, we'll find out the disorder.pqjv said in israel. a bomb exploded in tel aviv. a militant group claimed presponsibility for that. >>
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Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
tonight. >>> and we head next overseas to the middle east. israel announced that its tanks shot and hit an armored vehicle in syria today. it's the first time the two sides have directly confronted each other since the civil war in syria began almost two years ago, raising the fear that israel could be dragged into the conflict. israel decided to fire after a mortar shell from syria landed in the golan heights. >>> and back here at home, a new headline, discussed around the kitchen table tonight about autism. we know that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with the disorder, and this new study suggests that about a flu, during a pregnancy, can increase a child's risk. abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser here with the whole picture. so many pregnant couples are going to be in fear. what do you want to say to them? >> reporter: well, what the study found was that moms who remembered having the flu during pregnancy, the risk of having an autistic child doubled, it went from 1% up to 2%. still very, very small. and this type of study is called an exploratory study. so, it doesn't
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
cease fire today there is no let up tonight in the rocket attacks between israel and hamas. this report as secretary of state clinton made an emergency trip to israel to meet with israeli program. that is defending israel's right to protect itself, calling on both sides to find a peaceful solution. >> goal must be a durable outcome promoting regional stability, advancing security of israelies and palestinians alike. >> the visit as two sides fired rockets at each other for a seventh day. egypt's president announced he expected a deal on a cease fire today but that did not materialize. unclear whether a deal would be reached. >> couples turned to a bay area man to help them adopt children from ukraine. >> there are concerns the couples are not getting the full story. >> dan noiz has the story of one couple whose adopted children came from a mental institution. >> this has been probable lit hardest thing i, i can't imagine going through anything any worse. >> laurie ask jason thought they were doing the right thing. the north carolina couple decided to adopt two children from an u
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
terrifying sound of an air raid siren. listen. and there is panic and fear in the streets of israel tonight. and we're going to talk to abc's global affairs correspondent christiane amanpour about what this war, if it happens, could mean to the united states. but we go first to the front lines, where israel meets the gaza strip, and abc's alex marquardt is there, in the middle, in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, diane. we've heard some very loud explosions all around us tonight as israeli missiles land. we've also heard the distinct whoosh of outgoing rockets as hamas and other militant groups return fire. tonight, it seems this burst of violence is only getting worse. all day long, rockets filled the bright blue sky, gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared as residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its target? militant groups, most notably, hamas. but caught in the cross-fire, a
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Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
hamas launches more rockets into israel overnight after israel's killer attack on gaza. >> at least 11 civilians were killed in gaza as the pressure mounts to end this bloody conflict. it is monday, november 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning. as we kick off thanksgiving week. can't believe it. man, here we go again. >> we were just talking about how easily we lose track of time. >> yeah. it was just like memorial day. and now here we go. >> it was just valentine's day. >> feels like it. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to bring you up to date on all the overnight developments from the mid east and our top story. >>> then we will preview the annual retail rush taking place this week. how stores are preparing for the black friday bargain hunters. and find out if it's really worth your while to stand in line for the deals. we made a prediction how many of the stories on friday will actually be pertaining to black friday. 80%? take over/under. >> it is thanksgiving week, the media does nothing
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Nov 30, 2012 1:40am PST
recognition of a palestinian state. that's a move fiercely opposed by the u.s. and by israel. however, in the west bank, fireworks went off and the celebration was on. the vote upgraded palestine to a nonmember, nonvoting observer status at the u.n. the palestinian delegation unfurled its flag right there on the floor of the general assembly. the u.s., israel, and allies oppose the vote saying it was all premature. >>> the american soldier accused of leaking a trove of classified documents to wikileaks will be questioned in a military court again today. private first-class bradley manning took the stand in a pretrial hearing yesterday making his first public statement since his arrest two years ago. manning wants his case thrown out, claiming he suffered unlawful punishment during his first year in detention. >>> there are reports of a settlement in a sex scandal that made international headlines. no details yet on the agreement between former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn. you guys probably remember this story. as well as the new york city hotel maid who ha
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Nov 20, 2012 11:35pm PST
tonight, there is no cease-fire in the conflict gripping the middle east. israel and hamas, the militant group that governs the gaza strip, they did edge a bit closer to a deal to stop the fighting after days of escalating missile attacks that have the world fearing a full-scale war is about to break out. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today, as part of this intense diplomatic efforts that are new under way. hamas, at one point, said a deal had been reached with israel. as of now, the fighting and the dying continues. "good morning america" is going to have the latest on that conflict in the morning. and lots of other stories. thanks for watching abc news. jimmy kimmel's coming up next. we'll see you here tomorrow. >>> up next on an all-new "jimmy kimmel live." >> here's a black friday shopping tip for you. find out who is spending three days waiting in line for these
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Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
continue to fire more than 100 rockets into israel overnight, israel retaliated. two homes were destroyed in gaza city, killing four, wounding 42. israeli leaders are preparing to ramp up military operations, egyptian security officials say an israeli envoy is in cairo for talks on a cease-fire. katie marzullo will have a live report in our next half hour. >>> president obama is in cambodia in morning. he will taken the east asia summit with secretary of the city hillary clinton. the president arrived from myanmar where he addressed students. mr. obama is the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar and encouraged the country to continue its transition towards democracy. >>> hearing will focus on muni's performance and maintenance, buses, trains and light rail are suffering from poor maintenance, lack of investment and most of all, issues with reliability. in august muni had an on-time rate of 57%. muni is considering a 6 1/2 million dollar plan give free rides to students. weiner says the money should be used to improve reliability. >>> workers at port of oakland planning
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Nov 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
ask escalate. right now israel is massing troops and tanks at the border for a possible ground attack. three jiferlz have been killed and more than 60 palestinians have died. >>> a big massacre while the israeli targeted the buildings inhabited by -- >> they used homes and mosques to hide their arms. >> ama: as the circle of violence continues, diplomats from several countries, including the u.s., are trying to brokery cease fire. >> the man accused of killing seven people in a mass shooting at own lean university is scheduled to be back in court tomorrow. he pleaded not guilty to the massacre. police say he admitted to investigators he did it because he was angry at boycott for refusing to refund his tuition. tomorrow the reports from to psychiatrists are expected to be submitted in his case. >> a fire was reported just after 2:00 p.m. inside a house at 47th avenue and geary street. the flames sent up a big plume of black smoke. fortunately no one was hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> a group of fishermen helped rescue three people after their boat
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
-fire in the middle east appears to be holding. there's signs of life returning to normal, as israel and palestinian militants in gaza seem to be respecting the truce, forged after eight days of rocket fire. 160 people dead. israel said it arrested a member of hamas for wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv that injured 27 people. >>> egypt's president has made a bold political move, fresh off his key role in negotiates that cease-fire. mohamed morsi has granted himself broad-new hours. courts cannot challenge his positions. it sets the stage for the retrial of former president hosni mubarak. >>> back here at home, a terrifying thanksgiving for a new hampshire couple. after curiosity got the best of their 2-year-old son. little cayden ledger opened a laundry chute on the second floor of his family's home. and he slid all the way down to the basement and got stuck inside the wall. his frantic parents could hear him screaming but couldn't find him. >> there was a ton of us running around, like -- and my sister was, like, oh, my god, he's in the wall. how did he get in the wall? he had ju
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Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
less air strikes and bombing by israel destroy entire neighborhoods and areas in the gaza strip. massive explosion, fires and now a fast path of growing death as the toll rises with children in the crosshairs. >>> the holiday madnesses begins as 40 million people get ready to move out on train, planes and cars. poised for a strike as hundreds are already lining up for what is being called black thursday. it includes $78 flat-screen tvs. >>> beauty queen bombshell. this miss america's decision to have major, life-saving surgery. she's just 22 years old. and the surgery is just two months before the pageant. she's speaking out live only on "gma." ♪ gangnam style >>> and hammer sometime. the huge surprise at the end of the amas. the superstar psy and mc hammer go gangnam. and pink. we're backstage getting the inside scoop from the stars! >>> and good morning, everyone. hope you had a great weekend. got that new view coming around. >> whoo. >> while you all were sleeping, president obama made a little bit of history. the first visit by a u.s. president to myanmar, the tiny asian c
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
breaking, israel's deputy prime minister is calling it an escalation in the conflict. the bomb went off on the bus across from the military headquarters in tel aviv. cnn is reporting it was not a suicide bombing that someone left the device on the bus. hamas is not claiming responsibility, but is praising the attack. israeli rescue services says at least 10 injured, three critically. missiles continue to fly between israel and gaza, the death toll in gaza keeps rising, more than 130 palestinians have been killed. still, both israeli and hamas leaders say they would welcome peace. >> this is a possibility of achieving a long term solution to this problem, through diplomatic means, we would prefer that. if not, i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> let me say, we are open for all the diplomatic efforts in order to make an end for this crisis, but we are also prepared to do what we are supposed to do in order to protect our people and the future of our children. >> secretary of state clinton back in jerusalem right n
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
public hearing to disclose information that isn't classified. >> eric: in the middle east, israel offered to suspend the offensive at the gaza strip during a visit by egypt's prime minister but the offer didn't hole hold. fighting escalated sharply overnight. dozens of missiles exploded in gaza city. missiles also targeted about 150 other sites that they used to fire rockets at israel. fighting erupted with first ever hamas area in the tel aviv area and israel is calling up reservists. >> kristen: rain is big concern in daly city after a huge mudslide prompted crews to take pro-active measures. a broken water pipe sent nearly 98,000 gallons of water down on a hillside. most of it has been hauled away except for what accumulated on hillside park. what residents fear this rain and what is coming may carry mud down their street for a second time. let's take a live look at the area right now. you can see not really any rain yet maybe just a little damp. amy hollyfield will have a live update in the next half-hour what the city is doing to prepare for the wet weather that is certainly
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Nov 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> rockets crisscross the sky as israel bombards the gaza strip. militants are firing back. a decision about a ground invasion could come any time. here's the latest. reporter: on this fourth day of fighting, israel lairched hundreds of rockets into georgia sacks pounding landmarkssmarks d centers of power, including the ministry building and a vast groundwork of underground tunnels. militants there undaunted, unleashing 600 rockets against the jewish state, specialry in the south where the damage is extensive. as attacks on testify avive and jerusalem mark the first time hamas has been able to fire rockets. >> hamas fire a rocket at jerusalem. throughout the city in arab neighborhoods and jewish neighborhoods. reporter: israel's iron dome defense system proving particularly effective as in this attack on tel aviv, intercepting a significant proportion of incoming rockets. at least three israelis and 40 palestinians have been killed, men civilians. across the city, residents live in fear of israeli air strikes. this man says, all night we were worried whether they will shell o
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00am PST
broker a cease-fire. this morning president obama is standing be signed israel's right to defend itself. a hamas record aimed at he will -- tel aviv was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> this is a display of some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro-palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. they were yelling "while you are shopping, bombs are dropping. the rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >>
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Nov 15, 2012 1:40am PST
news conference in a moment. >>> also, this half hour, what is next in the middle east, after israel unleashes a deadly assault that takes out a leader of hamas? >> growing tension in the area of the country. a hot spot. >>> we'll head to the great northwest on the trail of bigfoot. we follow the die-hard big foot hunters determined to track down the legendary beast. >>> and one week until thanksgiving. rub your belly, please. i can't wait to eat. >> it's time. >> disney our parent company helping usher in the season with colorful windows and clothes and all for a very good cause. >>> but first, the president takes a one-day break from his budget crisis to view firsthand all the mess that sandy left behind here along the east coast. new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg will accompany the president has he views the damage. >> the trip follows his first news conference of the president's second term. abc's jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director, the president said petraeus fai
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Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST
aimed at he will receive was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. we then to union chair, while you are shopping bombs are dropping. rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >> escalating violence in gaza has prevented her from getting any rest in the last few days. >> if i was there, i would be sleeping just living normally b
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
east hoping to help negotiate an end to the week of fighting between israel and hamas militants. she met with israel prime minister netanyahu. >> all must be advancing the he can ti and the legitimate as spir yaigs of israelies and palestinian as like. >> the visit as both sides continue to fire rockets for a seventh day. there had been reports out of egypt that a cease-fire could be agreed upon by tonight. sources say any announcement won't come until tomorrow. >> four men with ties to southern california facingo;[÷z% terroorism choorjz they're accused of trying to kill americans we'll have more on that spot coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> a pilot of a small plane walked away with miner injuries after crashing near san rafael airport. fire officials tell us the pilot had trouble this morning trying to turn back, he managed to land in a marsh about a mile away. up to 50 gallons of fuel spilled and crews are cleaning that up. >> pittsburgh city crews have restored water service after an overnight water main break affected more than a dozen homes. people lost water service around
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
developments overnight from texas. >>> breaking news. israel and gaza, grabbing the world's attention. ground troops at the ready, even as israel promises a truce. we are live in gaza. >>> also, new images of sandy's wrath. the hurricane famously crippled public transit. and now, we have new video showing it all happen. >>> and an incredible story from the storm zone. love letters wash ashore, discovered after 60 years. >>> good morning, everyone. a salute to american heroes has turned into a horrific accident scene at a railroad crossing in texas. with 4 people dead, and 17 injured. >> federal investigators have arrived in midland, hours after a freight train slammed into a parade float that was carrying wounded veterans. abc's larry jacobs reports. >> the trailer got hit by a train. we need as many units as you can. >> reporter: a parade float carrying wounded veterans to a banquet in their honor, was broadsided by a freight train. it happened at this railroad crossing in midland, texas. two 18-wheelers with flatbed trailers were carrying dozens of wounded warriors and their familie
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Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: the gunfire in gaza turned to bursts of celebration. but in jerusalem, israel's leaders briefed the nation on the deal grim faced. a deal which seemed beyond reach this morning. the first bus bombing in israel since 2006, in the heart of tel aviv, across the street from the defense ministry. we found the bus cleaved open. and anger. this eyewitness told me he thought it was a rocket, saying that israel can't go on like this, that it must invade gaza. more than 20 wounded by what police say was an ied and the suspect, still at large. even with the cease-fire, the guns weren't silenced. as many as 20 rockets fired out of gaza, hours after the deal was inked. now, so far, israel has not responded. in the short-term, the cease-fire means that all sides including other factions in gaza stop all fire and if it lasts over the next couple of days, we could see a gradual easing of israel's blockade on the gaza strip. david? >> let's hope so. abc's matt gutman there in tel aviv tonight. matt, thank you. >>> as we head now across the border to gaza, where for eight days, families h
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
since the cease-fire between israel and hamas. secretary of state clinton and egypt's foreign minister brokered the deal to end eight days of violence the worst fighting in years. for palestinians it means no more israeli airstrikes or hamas leaders assassinated in gaza for israel a stop to rocket fire from gaza, today the deal clouds negotiations to open border and allow people and goods to move freely. >>> back here neighbors of a disabled san francisco man have stepped up to find his stolen service dog. while he was getting dialysis, somebody broke his truck's window grabbed his dog lola. rob suffers from crohn's dis's and was just diagnosed with cancer, he says lola was one of the bright stops -- spots in his life. >> she was wonderful from the first day, the most affectionate, sweetest, nicest, companion you could have. >> neighbors have stepped up, they've offered a $3,000 reward to help find lola. they handed out fliers and knocked on doors looking for her. >>> berkeley police need your help catching a serial cigarette thief. they hope someone will recognize this man an
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am PST
israel said they responded to attacks launched by hamas. overnight targets included buildings link today top hamas officials, supply tunnels, a three-story apartment building and massive police compound in gaza. home of a hamas leader was hit. he was not home at the time. militants have unleashed some 500 rockets against israel, including new longer-range rockets that have hit tel aviv and jerusalem. there will be more coming up at 7:00. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro-palestinian demonstrators want to see an end. but the israeli supporters said their nation is acting in self-defense. >> new this morning is southern egypt a train collided with a school bus carrying kindergartners killing at least 47. it occurred as the bus crossed the track. others are still missing. distraught families search the tracks tore loved ones. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. egypt's train has a poor safety record. badly maintained equipment. >> we are learning more about a man arrested at the oakland interna
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00am PST
cease-fire that could be in the works between israel and gaza. >>> new controversy for the voice of elmo. the new accuser who stepped for. . >>> in the mideast news of a cease-fire could be announced shortly. u.s. is stepping up diplomatic efforts. deadly airstrikes and rocket attacks continue. t.j. winick reports. >> reporter: this morning an israeli man armed with an ax and knife stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv the guard was wounded but fired off a few shots, security wrestled the man to the ground. president obama is sending secretary of state clinton to the mideast to help work out a cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with columns of tanks massing
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
overseas, now. new worries this morning that israel is being drawn more deeply into the civil war in syria. the israeli military says tanks scored a direct hit on syrian targets, after a stray mortar fell into the golden heights. the syrian conflict has spilled into turkey, jordan and lebanon, with deadly consequences there. >>> this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived in australia for a summit on strengthening defense ties and fighting cyber threats from other countries, including china. president obama travels to asia later this week for historic visits to myanmar and cambodia. >>> former vice presidential candidate paul ryan has confirmed reports that election night results took the romney camp completely by surprise. ryan told our milwaukee station that the campaign was well-run. but in the end, it was not enough. he says reality finally sank in when they lost ohio. >> the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at, looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning. so, when the numbers came in, you know, going the other direction, and we saw the kind o
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
ever. we have them all for you. >>> let's get right to josh with the breaking news from israel. >> indeed. the bus bombing there. details just coming in. the attacker apparently threw an explosive device into the bus and then escaped. this, of course, comes at the same time the secretary of state hillary clinton is in the region, trying to broker a peace deal between the israelis and palestinians. abc's matt gutman, in tel aviv right now with the very latest. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: josh, authorities here are telling us that ten people have been hurt. there's been others who suffered from some sort of trauma. the bus behind me exploded. apparently, man placed some sort of i.e.d. on it. shattering the glass. blowing everything out. eyewitnesses telling us they heard screaming. many people thought there was a rocket, but there were no sirens. in gaza, israel is still bombing, destroying one of the ministry complexes there. cratering entire city blocks. thousands of palestinians on the run this morning. many of them still terrified. and just a few miles south of he
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drawing in its neighbors. >>> israel today fired a warning shot into syria after a stray mortar shell hit an israeli military post. no injuries were reported. >>> authorities allowed some residents to return to their homes in indianapolis after a natural gas explosion killed two people. firefighters found two bodies as they sifted through the rubble of homes leveled last night. four other people suffered minor injuries. the explosion damaged three dozen homes, some of them remain offlimits to residents. investigators spent the day looking for what caused the blast. >>> an update now on a story abc-7 news brought you earlier this week. a missing historic clock has been restored. veterans return the clock to its original sight in 1934 the clock was erected in honor of veterans killed in war. but it was cut off its metal base and stolen after a long court battle over its legality on public land. the cross disappeared two years ago, thankses to a viewer tip, abc-7 news found it this week in san mateo county. >>> ahead, results of a study that coffee drinkers will find hard to swallow. >>
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negotiations with israel. palestinian leaders view the vote as a step towards global recognition. >>> and it turns out, mitt romney is going to the white house after all. the former republican candidate is meeting president obama for lunch in the private dining room. mr. obama had promised in his victory speech that he would reach out to his rival. while in washington, romney will sit down with his former running mate, paul ryan. now, that lunch is not going to be open to the media. but, oh, to be a fly or anything on that wall. >> awkward. have fun, fellas. >>> when we come back this morning, get your motor running. the new cars getting the buzz at the l.a. auto show. >>> and you're going to need big bucks at starbucks. the $7 cup of coffee is here. >>> and we can't get enough of powerball. what we're learning about the winning tickets. and a little advice for next time. >>> and welcome back, everyone. three former bp workers are free this morning after being arraigned on manslaughter charger, stemming from the deepwater horizon oil rig explosion. they pleaded not guilty yesterd
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30. >> i haven't got a lot of clarity from either candidate. we stand with israel and we stand with our ally, awesome. what does that mean? >> reporter: from virginia it was on to ohio and time for dinner. the state to watch tomorrow night. >> i need your vote. walk with me. walk together. >> reporter: it is so tight here that even in deep blue count kwls billboards rotate romney's face with wanted posters, supporters have come in from out of state to fight the ground game one door at a time. >> support mitt romney, we hope we can get your support this tuesday. >> reporter: you did this four years ago for mccain? how would you come patriot enthusiasm between then and now. >> worlds of difference. >> feels like a turnout election, who gets their people to the pl pos. >> reporter: he teaches battleground politics at the university of akron and point outs that after a season of redistricting and new precinct locations, it might be a good idea to brace ourselves for the fallout of mass ohio confusion. >> this confusion, divisional -- disputes, arguments, lawsuits. fit turns out to be re
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
news." tonight, rain of fire. families taking cover in israel and gaza. showered with rockets.
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Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
at all. the air strikes are escalating. israel poised to invade gaza. hamas daring them to make good on that threat. a region is on the brink of all-out war, and tonight world leaders are wondering what can be done to prevent it. our team has been out reporting from the field all day. abc's christiane amanpour is standing by in jerusalem tonight, and we begin with abc's alex marquardt in gaza. good evening, alex. >> reporter: good evening, george. as the death toll soared past 100 today, you could feel the anger growing. gazans are furious over the civilians deaths, but despite the loss of life, they're not backing down. a massive explosion as israeli air strikes pounded gaza today israel, and amidst it all, this, tiny bodies of the dead as they left the hospital today carried through the crowd for their funerals. "we ask all the militant groups to respond to these massacres," this man said. "we shouldn't talk about a ceasefire at all." they were killed sunday by a missile that obliterated their three-story house, killing nine from a single family. israel said it was an accident
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holding. signs of life returning to normal as israel and palestinian militants seem to be respecting the truce after eight days of rocket fire that left more than 160 people dead. meanwhile, israel says it has arrested a member of hamas for wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv that injured 27 people. >>> also some news out of hollywood this morning, a brutal brawl at the home of actress halle berry landed her ex-boyfriend in the hospital. now the fight broke out thanksgiving morning between her fiance as well as her ex-husband aubrey. the fight started when aubrey came to berry's house to drop off the couple's 4-year-old daughter. we don't know exactly what was sarksd but it was apparently enough to bring aubrey and martinez, the current beau, to blows. aubry suffered fractured ribs. a judge ordered him to stay 100 yard away from the actress, her daughter and fiance. halle berry had a messy love life to say the least. hope that situation works out. >>> it was also a terrifying thanksgiving for a new hampshire couple after curiosity got the best of their 2-year-old son. listen to this. lit
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. he faces felony charges of robbery and burglary. >> israel's military says they have struck more than 800 targets in gaza strip in response to rockets by hamas. >> supply tunnels and three-story apartment building. hamas leader's home was hit but he was not home at the time. those have hit tel aviv and unprecedented move have hit in jerusalem. much more on the mideast on abc news. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro-palestinian demonstrators want to see an end israeli sporters say they are acting in self-defense. >> a train collided with a school bus killing at hottest 47. the crash occurred as the bus crossed the tracks. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped towards it. >>> we're learning more about the man arrested in oakland international airport. they believe the man tried to sneak bomb material in. >> they learned that 49-year-old man said he was artist carrying artwork, not components that could be used as a bomb as police believe. we did some digging into his background and found this website for him t
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action that could lead to war in israel. >> and following up on the new gaming system here for the holidays. >>> there is a late development in the case of an east bay man beaten to death about i a trespasser while he waited for police. the family is suing for wrongful death, personal injury. an intruder attacked with a large power -- flower pot. he called police and they did not initially respond because they were monitoring a protest. ju >>> two dozen workers are in oakland waiting to findaÑñf out whether they will have jobs this time, next week. union peb members striking against hostess, the plant makes bred and also a distribution center for hostess. they're asking workers to take a pay cut and a cut if benefits, telling them to return to work tonight. >> come back and you know, sit down. bargain with us. it's up to them. >> teamsters have an agreement so they're back to work. right? yes. they are back to work. they did accept the contract. >> does that hurt your position? >> no. >> ceo says workers do not like the package being offered they should find work else wr. hostess
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high in the middle east. israel defense minister announced he's quitting politics. israelies go to polls january 22 to vote for members of parliament. the graduate served as the israeli prime minister from 1999 until twun. >> new york city mayor is asking washington for $9.8 billion to help pay for damage from super storm sandy saying insurance will only pay for $9 billion of the $19 kbrinl sandy did to the city. the storm killed 40 residents, left 10,000 homeless. bloomberg says he expects feds to antiy up. >> i believe that we're going to win. i still think we're going to get that stadium on the west side.%fyqt i'm an optimist. >> new york governor kuomo is asking washington for $42 chris christie is seeking $30 william. total is still less than $146 billion washington provided after hurricane katrina. >> up next, nasa announces it's longest space flight and american astronauts that will take part in the mission. >> giants will get a record bonus every player is paid, including suspended slugger melky cabrerra. >> michael finney q and a just head. i'll answer your questions here
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canada, finland, france, germany israel, norway, poleland, romania and sweden as country that's allow women 7u australia joined the list when opening it front line units to women. including in afghanistan. >> a bay area woman is not giving up a fight against the federal government after she was fired from the va she's for pointing out errors in veteran disability claims. jenny fox representing her snefl a lawsuit against the va saying she was fired after notifying a supervisor about a;h being rejected. straining her but she will not back down. >> i believe i can nevering forrive myself if i don't stand up and advocate for myself which is advocating for other va employees and veterans. >> an analysis found an error rate of 38% in claims. attorneys for the federal government declined to comment on this case. today's hearing was over issues involving evidence. the trial doesn't start until next year. >> to washington. congress and the president are no closer to a deal to avoid masigs, tax increases in spending cuts that so called fiscal cliff. the senate top rbi republican says the presi
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charges of robbery and burglary. >>> the military for israel said they responded to attacks launched by hamas. the targets are linked to top supply tunnels and the massive police come bound in gaza. home of a hamas ledder was hit. he was not home at the time. militants have unleashed some 500 rockets against israel, including new longer-range rockets that have hit tel aviv and jerusalem. there will be more coming up at 7:00. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro palestinian demonstrators want to see an end. but the israeli supporters said their nation is acting in self-defense. >> and a train collided with a school bus carrying kindergartners killing at least 47. it occurred as the bus crossed the track. others are still missing. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. egypt's train has a poor safety record. >>> and also, possible bomb components found in a carry-on bag. new information about the man arrested at oakland airport. and lake tahoe ski resorts prepare for another big >> this is ab
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owens, abc news, dallas. >> nice kid. good for him. >>> overseas this morning, authorities in israel say they've now arrested a member of the palestinian militant group hamas, who they believe was behind wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv. 27 people injured there. this morning, the fragile cease-fire between hamas and israel appears to be holding. but a new poll finds 49% of israelis believe their government should have continued with this military offensive in gaza. >>> there's some controversy this morning surrounding one of the most enduring images from hurricane sandy. remember how the storm destroyed parts of the boardwalk along the jersey shore and left this rollercoaster submerged? now, some local officials are considering leaving it where it is, saying it would be a popular tourist destination. but critics say it would be a painful reminder of the storm. >>> fans of the new york jets were treated to a game that is being described in the papers like heinous, a blooper real, and cover your eyes bad. quarterback mark sanchez, running into his teammate's backside. fumbling, he h
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women and children. in all, at least 84 palestinians have been killed since israel's operation began last wednesday. since then, the israelis say that so-called iron dome missile defense shield has intercepted nearly 300 rockets. >> abc's lama hasan is live in jerusalem with the details. lama, what are you hearing about today's attacks? >> reporter: well, good morning, rob and paula. yes, overnight and into the morning this morning, for the sixth consecutive day of this operation called pillar of defense, that's israel's operation, israel is continuing its bombardment. the thunderous explosions could be heard overnight. israeli forces to stop a rocket attack from gaza into the southern cities of israel. and as often, as you said, with these violent conflicts, it is the civilians who bear the brunt of the attacks. both the israelis and the palestinians have suffered. just to give you a sense of the expanse of this conflict, according to the israeli defense forces, during the last five days, 546 rockets were fired from gaza into israel. and 302 were intercepted by the iron dome defense
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suspect he was boys sonned by israel, something israeli officials deny. traces of radioactive substances were detected on his clothing earlier this year. his remains will be reburied the same day with small honors. >>> also this morning there is outrage in pakistan after a roadside bomb shattered a religious holiday killing at least seven people, including three children. the blast injured 30 people who were attending a procession in northwest pakistan. pakistan has suspended mobile phone service for two days to prevent such bombings since cell phones are often used as detonators. >> an explosion that rocked springfield, massachusetts last night was caught on camera. the blast leveled a bar and el damaged twelve buildings nearby. it was fueled by a gas leak. no one died, but 18 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and half of them were firefighters. >>> new this morning, the low water levels on the mississippi will level are about to get lower. the missouri river res view will be lowered in response to a doubt. it could potentially bring barge traffic on the mississippi to a hal
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authority to pursue israel in international court. mahmoud ahmadinejad addressed the. >> mahmoud abbas addressed. they say they need to give legitimacy to those negotiations. >> continental airlines was cleared of involuntary manslaughter charges linked to a crash after a air france concord. french court absolved them of all criminal wrongdoing. all 109 people aboard the jet were killed along with four people on the ground. the court also overturned the conviction of a continental mechanic who was accused of using a wrong part prior to the flight. >> new development in the david petraeus controversy that cost the c.i.a. director his job. for the first time we here hearing from the former general himself about his affair with paula broadwell. here is more on the letter he wrote to a friend and fellow general about that relationship. >> it's been almost three weeks since he stepped down as head of the c.i.a. after admitting he had a extramarital affair. we are hearing from the four-star general himself. in a personal letter to he was candid. >> he said dear jim, i can't thank you enough
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diplomatic defeat for the u.s. and israel, the united nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. although it will not have a vote at the u.n. table, palestine celebrating its upgraded status. you can see here. it could allow palestinians to gain access to the international criminal court. and so, seek war crimes charges against israel. u.s. officials call the u.n.'s recognition a new obstacle to peace. >>> and at this hour, much of syria is now cut off from the outside world, as the bloody civil war there intensifies. internet service has been down for more than 24 hours. no planes are flying into or out of the capital, damascus. cell phone service also down. government and rebel forces blame each other for the outages. >>> finally, turns out even michael jordan can't break all the rules. a miami country club, at least attempted to show the six-time nba champion the door, banning him because he dared to wear cargo shorts that had many pockets on them, violating a bermuda short only dress code. jordan was on the 12th hole when he was asked
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under way for a truce between israel and hamas. secretary of state clinton is there. and for details on their visit, we're joined by abc's lama hasan. >> reporter: good morning, rob. well, yes. we were expecting some kind of cease-fire deal to be announced. some kind of cease-fire plan to be announced late last night. but that did not happen. it did not come. and according to some hamas and egyptian officials, who have reportedly said that it was down to israel, who had requested more time. and they said that more talks would resume today. now, as you rightly said, the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton, she is in the region. she was meeting with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, late last night. and standing shoulder-to-shoulder, she reiterated the u.s.'s unwavering support for israel to protect its citizens, for the citizens here to live in peace, and for hamas to stop firing their rockets into the southern israeli cities. this is what she had to say. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate
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. >> hamas has declared today a national holiday. and says israel is inevitably destined for defeat. with more, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is live in jerusalem. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, brandi. we saw the cease-fire agreement yesterday that was mediated, brokered and announced by the egyptians. we saw the egyptian foreign minister announce that late last night that a cease-fire will take hold. that both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. now, we saw the other major player in these negotiations, the united states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. we're about -- over 13 hours, now, into the cease-fire agreement. and it seems to be h
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such an important role in the truce with hamas and israel and knows his role is important in the region he is feeling the power and thought i can do this because i just came off helping broker this major bee cal have to wonder if he's feeling the power a little bit now. very interesting dynamic in that country. >> power certainly corrupts. >>> a new study. important headline for parents. a new study out this morning letting the air out of inflatable bounce houses. i should have read this before i let my kids bounce on one of these over the weekend. researchers say bouncy houses are a sure-fire way for kids to land in the emergency room with broken bones, sprains, cuts, and concussions. the study finds 30 children a day are treated for injuries from bounce house accidents. the study in the journal of pediatrics. just give them a helmet. >> 30 kids a day. wow. man, all right. >>> if retail sales for the holiday season off the charts this year. online sales are expected to hit record today. online cyber monday, bargains are already posted on retail web sites. shoppers are expected t
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east a tragal cease-fire is taking place between israel and hamas but will it last? that is the question coming up on abc's "this week." don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >>> new this morning the u.s. supreme court justices will go behind closed doors this week to decide whether now is the time to rule on same-sex marriage. today's l.a. times reports on friday the court will sift through appeals on california's prop session 8 and the national defense of marriage act. for justices the issue is not just what to decide, but when it should be decided. in the past the court has been criticized for waiting too long or moving too quickly to recognize constitutional rights. >>> lockout national hockey league players hit the ice last night in new jersey raising money for super storm sandy victims. it is the first game since the lackout began in september. the charity game was called operation hat trick. tickets sold for 20 to $100 each, each, and the nll players association plans to slow in an additional $20,000 on top of what they raise. >>>
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news. >> thank you. let's go overseas. a massive blast rocked gaza city as israel and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle began when israel killed hamas' military leader in retaliation hamas fired hundreds of rockets into israel from the gaza strip. israel is targeting possible hamas rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement truck pu
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? >> yeah, from world leaders out in israel, benjamin netanyahu congratulating barack obama on his re-election. president putin in russia saying the same thing. but one thing i can tell you is that the taliban telling barack obama it's time to get out of afghanistan. so, a stern message from them. >> all right, abc's mark greenblat reporting from capitol hill, live this morning, we thank you, mark. and we're going to extend to you our olive branch as well. >> thank you. >> good to see this kind of tone though on capitol hill. especially considering just how divisive it has been. it's good for america to see this. john boehner coming out today. harry reid as well. boehner said, we can't keep setting the bar that low. it is time we raise the bar. i loved what he said about we are ready to be led not as democrats or republicans, but as americans, not as a liberal or conservative, but as the president of the united states. >> that's the quote mark alluded to. you hope that in light of -- i mean, there are dual messages last night. the country overwhelmingly elected barack obama back to of
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bus in israel. passengers injured, continuing efforts to reach a cease-fire. #t >>> welcome back. thanks for sticking around checking out live doppler returns aren't as impressive as they were earlier we still have a ton of moisture sitting in our atmosphere a few more showers upstream to the south wet as they roll northeast. just talked to sue she said you don't need chains in the high country, definitely snow at the peaks there. if you are heading that way, we still have winter weather advisory until 4:00 this afternoon. system coming and stalling on top of us high pressure pushing next system north this front may never make it all the way through even if it does i think it will wash out by noon sunny pockets, upper 50s at the coast to mid 60s for the rest of us, have a coat handy, 40s and 50s by 7:00. >>> bay bridge toll no metering lights yet, cash paying folks backing up towards the overcrossing, i expect metering lights any time, wet, selection, a lot of standing water, multiple solo spin-outs and accidents. eastbound 580 past greenville, jackknife big rig three left lanes
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between israel and the gaza strip. air raid sirens warned of more than a hundred rockets launched from gaza. more than 81 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. coming up at 11 oocht 30, -- 11:30, why there is growing concern of a ground attack. >> he is there and the first u.s. leader ever to visit the southeast asian country with a history of authoritarian rule and ethnic violence. the president is meeting with the add vaw set and later will meet with the country's president and prime minister in a show for recent democratic reforms. an east bay community gathered to mourn the anniversary of a local marine's death. he was just 19 years old when he was killed in afghanistan. a memorial to joshua has been established in danville at the veterans building. community support has helped joshua's parents get through a very difficult year. >> the community have gone over and above with what i think is normal in supporting us, loving us and showing fundraisers and letting us now how they have honored our son's life. >> the death should remind everyone that we have military s
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the rooms. >>> to the violence in the middle east. israel and hamas both say they are open to a diplomatic solution. airstrikes continue for a sixth day with deadly results, with the elections in israel coming up in january. katie marzullo is here with the latest. >> reporter: we have new video, from this morning, you can see israeli missile hit a highrise in gaza city. the building houses foreign and domestic media offices. islamic jihad said the strike killed one of its top leaders. day six, israeli aircraft has not let up, one strike was captured on video behind cnn's anderson cooper. it was deja vu for cooper who experienced the same thing yesterday, live on the air. >> whoa! >> reporter: over the weekend israel was targeting hopes of hamas activists one strike took out 10 members of one family, four were children thousands attended their funeral today. at the same time dozens of hamas rockets fired into israel, one hit an empty school. >> i very much hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> reporter: an israeli official says his
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the bloody conflict between israel and the palestinians. the u.s. navy is positioning three ships in the remote chance american citizens might need to be evacuate from israel. amid talk of cease-fire there's a steady stream of rocket fire. israel is ready to escalate operations if a deal cannot be reached. it has been amassing ground forces along the border for days, missiles killed 113 in gaza, almost half civilians. more than 700 rockets have landed in israel, three have been killed there. >>> in the bay area, in about 90 minutes the morning shift at the port will have to cross a picket line get to work. amy hollyfield is live at the port. this is going on at oakland airport. >> reporter: that's right this is scheduled to start at 6:00, the second phase of the strike. the first phase started last night. they've picketed at oakland international airport. this is the union that represents maintenance and janitorial workers who work at the port offices. the port authority is asking the union to contribute 5% to their own retirement fund. the union says the strike has been called becau
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, abc7 news. >> thank you. let's go overseas. a massive blast rocked gaza city as israel and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle began when israel killed hamas' military leader in retaliation hamas fired hundreds of rockets into israel from the gaza strip. israel is targeting possible hamas rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement tru
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happened 25 miles southeast of louisiana. >>> in the middle east this morning, israel is moving a step to a possible ground defensive in gaza calling up 16,000 reservists. sporadic shelling continues to rattle israel. they are trying to negotiate a truce. the shells fell in your for the first time in 1970. 23 palestinians and three israelis have been killed since the violence erupted on wednesday. >> kristen: david petraeus testified on capitol hill in his first public appearance sex scandal made him step down. the private hearing is focusing on what he knew about the deadly attack in benghazi. he said the attacks were a terrorist strike not a spontaneous protest. he did tell lawmakers he was sorry about his affair, but it had nothing to do with his handling of libya. >> cheryl: snother showdown in washington, congressional leaders are confident that can reach a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff and risk of a new recession. taxes on all americans are set to go up if they can't reach a deal. republicans want to reduce the deficit by closing tax loopholes >> kristen: mike nicco is talking about
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that that could change. at this point police don't have suspects. none that they're talking >> israel and israeli troopsqé.÷ are in the gaza strip border for a rocket attack that killed three israelies today. to begin israel to start mobilizing reserves. israel responding with air strikes on military targets in gaza city. 16 casualties are reported, including civilians following an air strike that killed hamas's top military commander. >> late this afternoon, cia announced it's opening an investigation into the general conduct of former cia director petraeus resigned over an affair, claiming he never gave las fied information owe to his miss stress, paula broadwell. defense secretary pin yetta spoke about the scandal. >> i am not aware of any others that could with involved in this issue. >> petraeus says resignation had nothing to do with the testimony that he will be giving tomorrow before a committee regarding the attack in benghazi, libya. >> let's take a look at the weather. >> we're about to enter a rather extended period of rainy, unsettled weather. you can see that there are
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twheechld they'll do to avoid map a aviv today, tensions grew between israel and hamas. this is the thirtd day of violence, and missles have >> and abc 7 news mark matthews is live with us on montgomery street. and not a lot of rain, just a light sprinkle here in sacramento. not enough to dampen 150 that have gathered here to protest israeli strikes in the gaza strip. this is all part of a battle for public opinion that moved from the streets to the internet. rockets and bombs in gaza. the war also online. the battle israeli forces and hamas both using the internet to get messages out at the moment of israeli forces began hitting targets they sent out a tweet saying the defense forces have begun a wide spread campaign on terror. moments later, posted a video of a deadly air strike. >> it's something that is being fought on television, on web sites, in social media. >> the council general calls it a battle for legitimacy. >> today, in the global world is a strong component of norm relations he says it's a battle israel is winning in the u.s.. >> i would say overwhelming majority is v
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agreement was reached about 90 minutes ago. we want to take you live to jerusalem to israel this is israeli president benjamin netanyahu. he has confirmed the truce this morning he's speaking live. he says he agreed after consulting with president obama. you see him wrapping up his remarks now. also we want to show you this video, secretary of state clinton in cairo. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza the rocket attacks must end a calm returns. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: just a few hours ago the violence was escalating. israel launched rapid fire airstrikes on gaza city after a small militant group set off a bomb on a bus full of civilians in tel aviv, 27 people were hurt. the cease-fire reached just now, beginning just now, includes that after 24 hours of quiet gaza's border crossings with israel will be open. over the course of this weeklong conflict, 147 palestinians in gaza have been killed. five israelis dead
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rubble. in israel on friday, sirens in jerusalem, as the sacred city was targeted for the first time in more than 40 years. a rocket fell ten miles short. no one was hurt. two days in a row, residents of tel aviv, the commercial center, ran for cover, as sirens sounded. >> you know, life is continuing. we're not going to let hamas or other people in gaza to interrupt my way of life. >> reporter: 3 israelis and almost 40 palestinians have been killed in the past 4 days. around half of them, civilians. we saw the wounded rushed to gaza's biggest hospital. its intensive care unit filled with what doctors say are just civilians. are you able to cope if this escalation continues? >> if it continues, we can't. of course, we can't. >> reporter: it looks set to continue, with columns of israeli tanks and troops massing along the border with gaza, fueling fears here of a ground war. the israeli army has also called up 20,000 reservists. israel is clearly preparing for a drawn-out conflict. local authorities have been told to be ready for seven weeks of fighting. dan? >> seven weeks. alex, thank
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overseas to the tension rising between israelis and the palestinians today, because israel killed the military leader of the palestinian militant group hamas, in an air strike. look. this is the car in gaza, carrying the hamas commander as an israeli rocket hits it. israel said this was retaliation for rockets fired by palestinian militants. overall, israel hitting 20 targets. it's being called the most serious escalation in violence there in four years. >>> and back here at home, a very big drama today, about the meningitis outbreak. the man who owns that drug factory, contaminated by fungus, came to be grilled on capitol hill. and in the same room, the families of those who died, giving gripping testimony, saying, it is a nightmare that will not end. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the man whose company produced drugs that sickened and killed so many -- >> anything you can say to them? >> reporter: ran a gauntlet of reporters. >> why not? >> reporter: he said nothing about his pharmacy that made drugs for debilitating back pain. the conditions were deplorable. dirty floors,
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the scene on thursday afternoon. >> across the street, mike harris defended israel's military strikes. >> israel has the right to defend citizens.. >> the battle for public opinion, israeli forces and hamas are both using the internet to get the messages out. at the moment they sent out a tweet saying the defense forces has begun a campaign on terror. >> and moments later they posted an video of an air strike hamas responded for every strike there is a tweet or video post, a war of information in the struggle to win hearts and minds. >> that is being fought on television and web sites and social media. >> the israeli consul general calls it a battle for legitimacy. >> i would say there is a majority that is supportive. americans understand. >> would it matter if public opinion turned against israel? >> when it comes to protecting lives of children i think at the end of the day it does not matter. >> the chair says it does matter, more than israeli y admit. >> two days ago there is considerable support that would not be in the position it is. >> now, social media has had an imp
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israel and hamas is holding. and this evening, a closer look at israel's iron dome. that some now believe saved lives on both sides of this conflict. abc's matt gutman is in the region again tonight. >> reporter: in gaza, they began scraping away the damage. a massive cleanup, coupled with jubilation. in israel, reservists began packing up and heading home. and streets deserted, all week long, are coming back to life. the rockets and the sirens that sent 3-year-old karin scampering to safety here now quiet. for eight days, three generations of this family huddled in their bomb shelter. afraid to step outside. tonight, karin smiling again. and her grandmother, jillian, able to take a walk. what is it like to be able to walk out on the street again for the first time in more than a week? >> it's wonderful. but we're not terribly hopeful. >> reporter: they still expect the days ahead to bring more rockets, but they say they feel more protected than before. >> now with the iron dome, really, you know, probably the chances of getting hit are smaller than the chance of us winning the lottery. >
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staunchly opposed by the u.s. and israel. >> but in the west bank and gaza, palestinians, they celebrated on the streets. the historic vote upgrades palestine to nonmember nonvoting observer status only. meanwhile, u.s. ambassador, susan rice, she denounced the resolution. saying, quote, it's counterproductive to the goal of mideast peace. >> and the palestinian people will wake up tomorrow and find that little about their lives has changed, save that the prospects of a durable peace have only receded. >> rice added that the u.s. will continue to stand up against every effort that seeks to undermine israel's security. >>> the supreme court justices will meet today to consider taking up the issue of same-sex marriage. seven cases are before them, ranging from california's prop 8 ban, to the right of married same-sex couples to get federal marriage benefits, to the broad issue of whether the constitution protects gay people's right to marry. a decision could be announced this afternoon. >>> in other news this morning, there are reports of a settlement in a sex scandal that made internationa
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the middle east now, that truce between israel and hamas holding. but now, a brewing crisis in egypt. giant protests because of their new leader and what he's done. president mohamed morsi, seen here with secretary of state hillary clinton, helping to broker that truce, but right after, a push from morsi for more power. many of the people of egypt said not so fast, and the protests are growing now. abc's matt gutman in the region again tonight for us. >> reporter: with massive protests, a cloud of tier gas, egypt is again in turmoil tonight. the violence, a reaction to egypt's first democratically elected leader, mohamed morsi, declaring all his presidential decisions are exempt from appeal or review by law makers or the courts. protesters torching a muslim brother office in alexandria and mohamed elle bar are detweeting, he appointed himself egypt's new f farrow. >> just months ago, morsi was obscure before being elected in may, shooting to international prominence this week by brokers the hamas/israel cease-fire. solidifying himself as a key u.s. al li. >> i want to thank president
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attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax and a knife as we said. >> that's right, it's all happening overnight. christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. that is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. >> and hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. let's get right to abc's matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. just 40 miles here in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. an israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was wounded but apparently managed to fire off a few shots. the security officers wrestling the man to the ground. secretary clinton arrives today in an effort to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. >> the conversations you're having with israel about
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
authority status as a non-member observer state. israel and united states voted against the controversial measure which could make it easier for the palestinian authority to pursue israel in international courts. palestinian president mahmoud abbas called it a last chance for a peaceful two state settlement. >> just ahead, a bay area's woman battle against cancer. >> how social media is bringing >>> traditional fund-raising usually involves something like a bake sale or auction. >> social media opened a new arena. >> it is called cloud funding and michael finney is here tonight, apparently it works. >> it really does. it is a game changer. i reported earlier about a local elementary school where they were able to raise cash by using a cloud funding site. thousands of folks are raising money from everything from making movies to paying medical bills. for one san francisco woman who is fighting cancer, it has done more. it has brought hope. michelle mingle west side the horses that roam free on this sonoma county farm. she doesn't want to ride, just to walk among them. the farm is run by th
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
going to begin there. serious escalation overnight. israel and the palestinians moving closer to all-out war. dozens of rockets, as you see here, bombarding southern israel this morning, after israeli aircraft, tanks, and navy gun boats pounded the gaza strip. at least three israelis were killed in the violence. wednesday, israel killed the military commander of the palestinian militant group, hamas. he was in the car you see there exploding. in response, hamas warned that israel has, and i quote, opened the gates of hell, end quote. >>> meanwhile, new trouble in the middle east is already affecting the stock market. let's get right to week end "gma" anchor bianna golodryga with the latest here. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning. we're seeing the ripple effects. overseas markets took a hit today. on wall street, the dow begins the day at its lowest level since june after losing 185 points on wednesday. the violence in the middle east is driving up oil prices. and today, we learn europe is officially in a recession. of course, the real concern is the fiscal cliff jon kar
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
since israel launched its operation a week ago, there's been no sounds of rockets taking off or landing this morning. for the time being, there's quiet in israel and gaza. here in gaza, hamas and its supporters are so confident they struck a decisive blow against israel, today has been declared a national holiday. jubilation in gaza, as the cease-fire was announced. people poured into the streets, waving the green hamas flag. firing guns in celebration. this morning, workers began to shovel up the debris. traffic clogged the streets. and stores opened up. >> now, they feel it was a war. and a real war. and what pain the palestinians feel when a bomb is coming to kill our children, our people and our house. >> reporter: it's a truce that cost around 170 lives. israeli and palestinian. and on both sides, few think it can last. >> cease-fire is the period of time between the wars. and in the middle east, we have to face reality. >> reporter: in some respects, getting the fighting to stop was the easy part. now, the sides have to sit down at the table and agree on the terms to keep
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
obviously, israel, which is having grave concerns, as we do, for example, about movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. it could have an impact on the region as a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they have had in the past. my envoys will be traveling and meeting with people. we consider them a legitimate representative of the as operations -- aspirations of the syrian people. it's a broad-based representative group. one of the questions we'll continue to press is making sure that the opposition is committed to a democratic syria, an inclusive syria, a moderate syria. we have seen extremist elements insinuate themselves into the opposition. and one of the things that we have to be on guard about, particularly talking about arming opposition figures, is that we're not indirectly putting arms in the handles of folks who would do americans harm or israelis or otherwise engage in actions that are detrimental to our national security. we're constantly probing and working on that i
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Nov 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
play for more pow they are weekend. egyptian president mohamed morsi made a truce with israel and hamas but it's what he did next now causing outrage in a region on edge. alex marquardt in the region tonight. >> reporter: the birthplace of egypt's revolution, today, again filled with protesters calling for the downfall of another president. last week, president mohammed morsi placed himself above any oversight, declaring, the president may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution. morsi's office says he is trying to punish the old regime. but there is no judiciary or legislative body to keep him in check. and many egyptians are attacking his absolute power. >> we have a new leader in town. >> reporter: the united states which thought of egypt as a close ally says the power grab is against the spirit of the revolution. the president's office says the moves are just temporary and now many are not buying it. supporters and opponents of the president are planning large protests for tuesday. proof that almost two years later, this r
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
viruss.. >> this is written we believe by the u.s. and or israel to go and damage centerfujs being used in iran to produce nuclear material. >> this research resident says it may mark the first time a computer program has done damage to the country's infrastructure. >> every year, number of network devices grows w those comes new vulnerabilitis.. >> that the u.s. military will be better equipped to patch or exploit. >> breaking news we're following in redwood city. sky 7 live over the cal train accident that we told you about just minutesing ayes. trains stopped in both directions a southbound train hit a car, no word yet on why that is on the tracks. they're not telling us the condition at this point. we'll bring you more information tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> hets go back and update the forecast. changes coming our way. >> changes in the northeast, too. a big storm moving up along the atlantic coast. there is a mix of rain and snow and strong gusty winds in spots. we'll see a mixed bag with areas of showers and snow. and showers here in the bay area tomorrow, will be a we
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
meals from congregation beth israel. thank you to shell chemical. that brings our total to 6764 meals, we'll be asking you to help with the food drive taking donations on december 12th locations around the bay area go to abc 7 news.com/community to find out where. >> thank you. >> who gets start when 49ers takes the field. >>> rick is here with sports for us. >> and i think alex should be starting but what do i know? we'll find out on sunday. espn reporting he pass a concussion test. says no decision has been made. >> collin has been getting pretty similar to what he got last week. and it's how it gets divvied up. >>m?pxr dallas defense, four touchdowns washington led at the half. cowboys make a game of it. tony romo through for 441 yards. they would get no closer, both teams are five and six. sue is known as dirtiest player in the league. he delivers a kick to the join of mat shaub no, penalty was called there. former cal running back takes hand off appearing to be down. no whistle is blown. he keeps ongoing for a touchdown. take a look. touches the ground the place should be reverse
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